Shooting Star (Shooting Star album)

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Shooting Star
Shooting Star (Shooting Star album) cover.jpg
Studio album by Shooting Star
Released January 28, 1980
Genre Rock
Hard rock
Label Virgin Records
Producer Gus Dudgeon
Shooting Star chronology
Shooting Star
Hang On for Your Life
(1981)Hang On for Your Life1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Shooting Star is the 1980 self-titled debut album by the group Shooting Star. Shooting Star was the first American musical act signed by then upstart label Virgin Records. Gus Dudgeon, mainly known for his work with Elton John, produced the album. "You Got What I Need", "Bring It On", "Tonight", and "Last Chance" all received regular play on AOR radio stations.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Van McLain and Gary West (except where noted).

No. Title Length
1. "You Got What I Need" 3:45
2. "Don't Stop Now" 4:36
3. "Higher" (Michael Brown, McLain, West) 4:15
4. "Just Friends" 3:58
5. "Bring It On" 4:45
6. "Tonight" 4:38
7. "Rainfall" 2:49
8. "Midnight Man" 3:35
9. "Stranger" 4:47
10. "Last Chance" 6:51
11. "Wild In The Street" (Bonus track on CD) 4:28


  • Van McLain - guitars, lead vocals
  • Gary West - lead vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Bill Guffey - keyboards
  • Steve Thomas - drums
  • Ron Verlin - bass
  • Charles Waltz - violin, keyboards, vocals